Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards 2012
Thursday, August 09, 2012
The prestigious Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards is celebrating its silver anniversary this year with the inclusion of a poetry category.
The short story competition has gone from strength to strength over the last two and a half decades and we are now taking entries.
“The Awards are open and we encourage all those who want to have a hand in writing to put forward a piece – whether it be a drama script, a short story or poem – you have a little over a month to get your entries in,” says Libraries and Cultural Services Manager Lynne Walker.
“Year-by-year this event is growing and our acclaimed authors who judge the event always come away a little surprised at the wealth of talent we have in Taranaki.”
Traditionally the awards were an event solely for secondary school students in the South Taranaki District, but four years ago for its 21st anniversary celebration, an ‘open’ category was added so anyone from through the Taranaki region could enter.
This year, there is even more to celebrate with a poetry category for both secondary schools and an open division.
This year’s judges are Fleur Beale (judge for the short story competition) and Paula Green (judge for the poetry competition).
Call into one of your local LibraryPlus centres or visit www.southtaranaki.com to find out more and get writing!
These awards are run by the South Taranaki District Libraries and partly sponsored by the Lysaght-Watt Trust.
We stop taking entries on August 24.
To celebrate the finalists, a cocktail gala evening will be held as part of the Awards ceremony in October.